- Career Exploration and One-to-One Assistance
- Career Readiness Training and an Individual Work Plan
- Job Development Assistance
- Referral to Benefits Counseling
- Job Retention Services
- Supportive Services and referrals to Education, Government and Community Services
- Free workshops, classes, and much more
The Job & Career ConneCTion is intended for use by students, teachers, counselors, job developers, job seekers, and anyone else in need of information on jobs and careers. It will guide you with a step-by-step process to explore the world of work: choosing an occupation, finding the appropriate education and training, and finding the right job.
The Job & Career ConneCTion:
- Helps you identify occupations that may be a good match for your skills, interests, and personality
- Provides detailed information on occupations
- Helps you find appropriate education and training opportunities
- Identifies employers who may hire people for applicable occupations
It will also provide tools to help you get the job that is right for you — including:
- Help with writing a résumé
- Getting through the job interview
- Finding daycare for your children
The Job & Career ConneCTion also includes articles on relevant topics and links to other valuable websites to help you prepare for and get that perfect job.
The American Job Center assists jobseekers by:
- Identifying community resources targeted to people with disabilities
- Bringing the resources of the American Job Center Network to community events
- Coordinating public workshops on disclosure, reasonable accommodations, work incentives and job seekers’ rights and responsibilities
- Outreach to in-school and out-of-school youths with disabilities
- Guidance on SSI and SSDI work incentive programs to help job seekers maintain benefits
- 1 TDD machine for the Hearing impaired
- Scan and Read software
- Zoom Text
- Talking Typing Teacher
- Connecticut Department of Labor's Resources
- United Way's 211 Connecticut Infoline
- Connecticut Commuter Services
- The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
- The Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN)
- JAN - Job Accommodation Network
- The Employment and Disability Institute (EDI)
Links Suggested By EducatorLabs:
- Guide to Disability Benefits from Disability.gov
- Medicare & Social Security: Benefits for Disabled Individuals
- Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs
- Disability.gov’s Guide to Transportation
- Buying a Home > Department of Housing and Urban Development
- Home Modifications to Promote Independent Living
- Home Safety for People with Disabilities
- Fire Safety & Disabilities Guide
There are currently no open positions available at the NRWIB.
Migrant and Seasonal Farm Workers Program
Federal regulations mandate that Job Centers/American Job Centers provide the same level of services to Migrant and Seasonal Farm Workers as are provided to Non-Migrant and Seasonal Farm Workers.
The goal of the program for eligible, low-income Migrant and Seasonal Farm Workers is:
- To help those who wish to leave agricultural work prepare for and obtain alternative employment; and
- To improve the living and working conditions of those farm workers and their families who prefer to remain in the farm labor market
For further information, please call 860-263-6072.
Office of Native American Programs (ONAP)
HUD's Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) administers housing and community development programs that benefit American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments, tribal members, the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, Native Hawaiians, and other Native American organizations.
ONAP's mission is to increase the supply of safe, decent, and affordable housing available to Native American families; to strengthen communities by improving living conditions and creating economic opportunities for tribes and Indian housing residents; and to ensure fiscal integrity in the operation of the programs it administers.